for the United Benefice of
Padstow, St Merryn and St Issey with St Petroc Minor
Rector: The Revd Dr Stephen Holmes
firstname.lastname@example.org 07584 091870
SUNDAY MAY 12TH Fourth Sunday of Easter
A warm welcome to visitors who join us today.
Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honour and power and might be to our God for ever and ever. We join our voices with those of the heavenly throng, as we praise the Lamb who reigns.
Almighty God, whose Son Jesus Christ is the resurrection and the life:
raise us, who trust in him,
from the death of sin to the life of righteousness,
that we may seek those things which are above,
where he reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Merciful Father, you gave your Son Jesus Christ to be the good shepherd,
and in his love for us to lay down his life and rise again:
keep us always under his protection,
and give us grace to follow in his steps;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
THE READINGS FOR TODAY (Page 905/907)
First Reading Acts 9: 36-43
A good Christian woman is raised from the dead, and becomes a means of bringing others to faith.
Second Reading Revelation 7: 9-17
Now beyond all pain, those who have remained steadfast in faith through the traumas of their lives rejoice to worship their Lord in heaven.
Gospel St. John 10: 22-30
Jesus responds to a hostile challenge with a promise of eternal life for those who recognise him as their shepherd.
Joint Benefice Services in Eastertide and beyond
Ascension Day Sung Eucharist 6pm, 30 May St Issey
Pentecost Choral Evensong 3.30pm, 9 June St Merryn
Sung by the choirs of St Merryn and Padstow, directed by Gareth Stubberfield
Corpus Christi Sung Eucharist & Procession 6pm, 20 June Little Petherick
Fr Stephen will be on annual leave from Monday 6th May – 20th May inclusive. If you need a priest please contact either Canon Michael Fisher 01841 521544 email email@example.com or Revd Katie Kirby 07970 865049. For any non-urgent church business contact your churchwardens or the Benefice Office in working hours.
Events – St. Merryn
Summer Coffee Mornings commence at St. Merryn Church Hall from Tuesday 14th May and will continue until the end of September.
Stalls with Bric a Brac,/ Gifts, Cakes, Produce,, Books, Clothing. and Coffee / Tea and Biscuits will also be available. Do come along and meet friends old and new plus many holiday visitors who attend.
CORNISH CELTIC WAY
Saturday walk programme
Walks are open to everyone, especially new walkers
Padstow to St ConstaNtine Bay| SATURDAY 25th MAY 10am| 6 miles
A beautiful and inspiring walk is planned from Padstow, to the coast at Trevone and then to find the well and chapel in the dunes near Constantine Bay. We will stop for a packed lunch at St Merryn Church where we can see the ancient font that was dug out of the sands and share the stories of the Celtic Saints.
We meet at St Petroc’s Church in Padstow at 10am. Approximate end of walk is 2.30pm. We will return drivers from the end of the walk to their cars in Padstow.
For on-the-day weather concerns or further info contact Penny 07881791914
SUNDAY 12TH FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
9.30 am Service of the Word Trevone
9.30 am Sung Mass Little Petherick
11.00 am Morning Prayer (BCP) St. Merryn
11.00 am Sung Eucharist Padstow
4.00 pm Family Teatime Service Trevone
REGULAR PRACTICES: –
Bell Practice: Monday afternoon 3-4.30 pm Padstow
9.30 am Roman Catholic Mass Padstow
10.30 am Eucharist in the Osborne Room St Issey
10.30 am Eucharist Trevone
10.30 am Eucharist (BCP) Padstow 1.00 pm Roman Catholic Baptism Padstow
6-7.00 pm Children’s Friday Fun Club Padstow
2.30 pm Wedding St. Merryn
5.30 pm Roman Catholic Mass Padstow
SUNDAY 19TH FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
9.30 am Sung Eucharist Trevone
9.30 am Morning Prayer (BCP) Little Petherick
11.00 am Sung Eucharist with Holy Baptism St. Merryn
11.00 am Service of the Word Padstow
2.30 pm Holy Baptism St. Issey
Benefice Administrator: Mrs Sue Norfolk
Benefice Office, Church Rooms, Church Street, Padstow PL28 8BG
firstname.lastname@example.org 01841 534898
Office hours Tuesday – Friday 9.30 – 1.30 pm
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